Regal My Way Matinee: Sensory-Friendly Movies Super Mario Bros
Regal’s My Way Matinee gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down. This becomes a safe space where our guests are free to express themselves by singing, crying, dancing, walking around, talking or shouting while enjoying Hollywood’s latest films! Get your tickets here!
These showings will be the first show of the day on select Saturdays and Tuesdays each month. Super Mario Bros: The Movie April 15 & 18
Location: Regal Royal Park 3702 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607
Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Time: Saturday, April 15, 2023, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free admission
Roots Plant Studio 2nd Birthday
Roots is turning two! We are so grateful for all of your support! Join us for a day of celebrating! Complementary food and drinks, raffles, sales, and giveaways! We will be giving out goodie bags for the first 50 purchases of the day ($20 purchase minimum).
Alachua County Library Headquarters BranchEarth Month: Gardening and Crafts to celebrate our planet!
Join us on the first three Thursdays of April at 3:30 PM to celebrate Earth Day and National Gardening month! Each week we will be creating something fun together for you to take home. No registration required but supplies are limited on a first come basis.
Location: Headquarters Library (Storywoods Room) 401 East University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
Time: Thursday, April 20, 2023, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Band Instrument Safari Adventure
4th and 5th grade students are invited to participate in a Band Instrument Safari Adventure that will include: A Scavenger Hunt, Instrument Petting Zoo (students will get to touch and hold the instruments), Photo Booth (students can get their photo with the instruments), Food Trucks and Live performances from Middle and High School Band students. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure!
The first 50 4th and 5th graders to complete the Scavenger Hunt will get a free t-shirt!
Location: Thornbrooke Village - 2441 NW 43rd St #6d, Gainesville, FL 32606
Hey there, fellow Floridians! It's your favorite real estate agents here, and today we're going to spill the tea on a hidden gem that's been hiding in plain sight: Turkey Creek in Gainesville, FL.
Gainesville may be Gator Country, but trust us, Turkey Creek is the kind of place that makes you forget about football rivalries for a moment and just enjoy the leisurely pace of a first-rate golf course community.
First things first, let's talk about the neighborhood. Turkey Creek is a quaint, tree-lined community with a wide range of homes scattered around the golf course that put the neighborhood on the map.
What really makes Turkey Creek stand out is the nature. The neighborhood is surrounded by the lush greenery of the 375-acre Turkey Creek Preserve, making you feel like you're living in a nature preserve. There's even a creek (hence the name) that winds through the development.
These three nature walks are within a very short drive of Turkey Creek, Gainesville's premiere golf community. Read more »
Now, let's talk about the homes. You won't find cookie-cutter homes here, folks. The 1,200+ homes of Turkey Creek are a mix of established and new construction homes and condos ranging in size from 900 to over 3,000 sq ft, many with golf course views. Larger estates occasionally come on the market as well. Each house in Turkey Creek has its own unique character and charm. And the best part? The prices are surprisingly affordable for a neighborhood with such a great location and amenities.
Speaking of location, Turkey Creek is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Gainesville, Florida, just a short drive from the University of Florida and all the shopping, dining, and entertainment Gainesville has to offer. But you don't even have to leave the neighborhood for great amenities.
The Miracle at Turkey Creek
The links at Turkey Creek were not always as awe-inspiring as they are today. By the late 2000s the golf course had fallen into disrepair. Local volunteers came to the rescue, putting in sweat equity to help restore the course to its former glory.
The renovation project was a challenging endeavor, requiring a significant amount of effort and resources from Turkey Creek neighbors. But through their dedication and grit, the community was able to transform the course into a beautiful and playable golf destination. Golf Digest dubbed the renaissance the "Miracle at Turkey Creek."
So, there you have it – Turkey Creek, North Central Florida's best-kept secret. If you're looking for a peaceful, nature-filled community with all the golf-centric amenities you need, this is the place for you. And if you already live in Turkey Creek, well, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
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Hey Gainesville! We are so looking forward to this upcoming Easter! We want to invite you, your family, and friends to The Family Church for our spring carnival. We will have egg hunts for different ages, cake walk, petting zoo, face painting, carnival games, and much more! We hope you will join us for the fun on our front lawn Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm! For more information please feel free to send a message on our facebook page!
Location: The Family Church, 2022 SW 122nd St, Gainesville, FL 32607
Time: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free to attend
City of Alachua Easter Egg Hunt
Mark your calendars for an absolutely 'hopping' good time this Saturday, April 8, at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex! Starting at 10 am, come enjoy an exciting egg hunt, free children's gift baskets and stuffed bunnies, donated by Dollar General. On top of all this, there will even be a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny - here to take photos with every guest!
Time: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Ginnie Springs Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our water and land egg hunt at Ginnie Springs! Snorkelers will have the opportunity to compete for over 180 underwater eggs with total prizes valued over $1,000. There is a maximum of 3 eggs per snorkeler and only registered campers may compete in the water hunt. Over 7,000 eggs containing toys and candy will be waiting for children to find on Easter morning! The four age group categories for the hunt are 1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, and 9-11 years and all children must be accompanied by an adult!
Location: Ginnie Springs 7300 Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643
Easter Egg Hunt - University City Church of Christ
Join us at University City Church of Christ for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt! All ages are welcome, bags to collect eggs will be provided if needed. Event will be held from 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM on Easter and is Free/Open to the public. Come celebrate with us!
Location: University City Church of Christ - 4626 NW 8th Ave Gainesville, FL 32605
Time: Sunday, April 9, 2023, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Alachua County Library Read with a Dog - High Springs Branch
Therapy dogs love to be read to, so bring in your favorite book to read or choose one of ours. Children will have fun reading to a dog and will feel more confident in their ability to read aloud in a friendly and supportive group setting. This bi-weekly program is especially designed for children ages 5 - 11.
Location: High Springs Branch Meeting Room 23779 W US HWY 27 High Springs, FL 32643
Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Blue Origin announced on Wednesday that they will be launching six suborbital space travelers next month, including the first real estate agent to go into space.
The travelers will be flown aboard the New Shepard spacecraft, which is expected to reach an altitude of more than 100 kilometers. Among the passengers are a retired NASA astronaut, a billionaire tech entrepreneur, an 18-year-old Dutch physics student, and a Florida real estate broker.
Bob Behnken, a veteran astronaut who previously flew on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission, is among the six travelers on the upcoming Blue Origin flight. Behnken made history when he and astronaut Doug Hurley became the first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station on a commercial spacecraft. When asked about his upcoming flight with Blue Origin, Behnken said, "I'm excited to be a part of this historic mission, and I'm looking forward to experiencing weightlessness again. It's always an incredible feeling to see our planet from space, and I can't wait to share that with the other passengers on board."
Jared Isaacman, the CEO of the payments processing firm Shift4 Payments, is preparing to embark on his third spaceflight. “It never gets old,” Isaacman said on this morning’s GMA show.
Kristen Rabell, the Florida real estate broker, won her seat on the flight at a charity auction. She will be the first registered realtor to go into space. "I've always been fascinated by space and the idea of exploring new frontiers,” she told AP.
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos also expressed his excitement for the upcoming launch. "We're thrilled to be taking this diverse group of individuals to space and back," Bezos said in a statement. "It's a reminder of how space can bring people from all walks of life together."
When asked if he was nervous about the upcoming flight, Dutch physics student A.L. van der Meer said, "Of course, I have some nerves, but I am more excited than anything to understand the physical laws of Earth from a new perspective. Plus, I have full faith in Blue Origin's engineering and the crew’s training, so I am confident that everything will go smoothly."
Blue Origin emphasized that all safety protocols will be followed to ensure a safe and successful mission. The company also noted that this launch is part of their efforts to make space tourism accessible to everyone.
Rabell, the Florida real estate broker, said that she has always been interested in space and even took astronomy classes in college. “But I never thought I'd be the first real estate agent in space. Who knows where this might lead?" Rabell said, adding with a chuckle, "maybe I'll be the first one to sell lunar condos, or maybe even villas on Mars. The sky's not even the limit anymore!”
DISCLAIMER: The facts in this article are not true and are intended solely for the purposes of humor and satire. April Fool's!
In Gainesville, the arrival of spring also means the return of the Parade of Homes, a time-honored tradition that draws eager crowds of prospective homebuyers, homeowners looking for new ideas, and lots of unabashed Looky-Loos!
The Parade of Homes showcases the finest examples of architecture and design in Gainesville, with visitors flocking to see the latest trends and innovative ideas in homebuilding. From sleek and modern to classic and timeless, the Parade of Homes offers something for everyone.
When is the Parade of Homes?
The spring edition of the Parade of Homes takes place on two weekends this April: the 15th and 16th and the 22nd and 23rd. Admission is free and open to the public from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where does the tour it start?
The Parade of Homes is a self-guided tour. You can start the tour at any of the homes on the interactive map below, and you get to visit the homes at your own pace.
A time-honored Gainesville tradition
The Builders Association of North Central Florida (BANCF) has hosted the event since 1958, the year the hula hoop was invented and At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors was the top charting song. A testament to Gainesville’s love of tradition, the cherished event brings the community together and celebrates the beauty and creativity of Gainesville's homebuilders and designers.
Meet some of Gainesville's top builders and remodelers
Parade participants will get the chance to explore a wide range of innovative home designs, decor, and energy-efficient construction practices. It’s a great opportunity to chat one-on-one with builders and remodelers. You'll get the inside scoop on their capabilities to customize a home or renovation to suit your family's unique needs. Here is a rundown on the esteemed local builders with newly constructed homes on the tours:
It’s also worth doing the tour to check out neighborhood amenities and get to know some of the fastest-growing new neighborhoods in Alachua County. Here are the neighborhoods featured in the Spring Parade of Homes. We’ve featured some of them in our series of neighborhood / real estate guides, so feel free to follow the links.
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Parade Magazine. The magazine is available at every site on the tour and includes floor plans, renderings, and features of the homes on display.
We hope to see you there!
Is there a cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend the Parade of Homes. It is a free tour organized by BANCF and local builders.
Are the homes for sale?
Some homes in the Parade may be for sale. Get in touch with a real estate agent at Rabell to find out if a particular home on the tour is for sale. The builder may have other similar homes for sale as well.
WallDogs Dive into High Springs - A Mural and History Festival
At this event, 10 works of art are distributed across the beautiful city of High Springs showcasing its rich history and culture through the art of mural storytelling. Discover your roots, celebrate with your neighbors and come together with us as we create history.
Location: High Springs Main St, High Springs, FL 32643
Time: Saturday, March 25, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Free to attend
Little Ears Field Day
Hosted by UF’s Student Academy of Audiology and Hearoes for Hearing, Little Ears Field Day provides a day of fun, games, and learning about hearing and audiology for the pediatric patients we serve in our community and their families! We are so excited to be able to put on this event again and have so many fun activities planned for both children and adults to enjoy. We hope to see you there!
Location: Norman Field 1200 SW 8th Ave, Gainesville FL 32601
Time: Saturday, March 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thornebrook Spring Art Festival
We are excited to announce our second Spring Arts Festival! Fine artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting throughout the park-like setting of Shoppes At Thornebrook.
Many of your favorite artists from our Fall Arts Festival and new faces are coming to enhance your enjoyment. Art on display includes painting, sculpture, photography, glass works, fiber arts, wood carvings, pottery, jewelry, and more.
The show is laid out to take advantage of the ambiance and convenience of the Shoppes at Thornebrook and its stores, restaurants, and other amenities.
Several dining options to choose from include bagels, fresh sandwiches and salads from Bageland, soups, sandwiches and salads from Formaggio's, and a variety of Latin fusion offerings at Cintron. Enjoy Cintron's signature Sunday brunch at our outdoor shaded patio or stop by Thornebrook Chocolates for artisan gelato. Follow our page for updates on artists, vendors, and music lineup.
Fresh Laundry and Cafe Ribbon Cutting + Free Laundry
Join us as we celebrate Fresh Laundry & Cafe as they spread some love to the local community by providing FREE LAUNDRY Day as a way to serve the underserved people of Gainesville. Fresh Laundry & Cafe is a new laundromat and cafe where customers can experience great service, enjoy some food in the cafe, and their mission is to serve and unite our local community by providing a tangible service to our low-income, under-served neighbors and to give them hope and love.
The event is being organized with the Laundry Cares Foundation and more; they will incorporate mobile clinics on site for free health screenings, and provide some local musical entertainment, and face painting for the kids.
Pizza and refreshments will be served and keep your eyes peeled for some giveaways. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence at 4:30pm.
Santa Fe College Fine Arts and Entertainment Technology Departments presents Elements of Style
"Elements of Style” Has Choreography by Guest Artists and Faculty. Audiences can expect to be delighted when the Dance Theatre of Santa Fe performs traditional West African dance, hip hop, classical ballet, contemporary modern and musical theater dance styles in the annual “Elements of Style” performances at 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1, 2023.
Location: Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College (SF) 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville FL 32606
Time: Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Cost: $15 for adults, $9 for seniors, students, military service members, children 12 & under, Free for SF students, faculty and staff with college ID cards
It is time to break out the hairspray, leg warmers, and all-things 80’s for a day of authentic blast-from-the-past music in this multi-generational cultural celebration that will feature a “Gotta Dress Totally Rad” contest, a live tribute concert with a performance by Breakfast Club and the “Hot Tub Time Machine 80’s Dance Party area paying tribute to one of the greatest eras of our time.
Location: Homestead Park Williston 1050 NE 6th Blvd, Williston FL 32696
Time: Saturday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free admission and parking
Gainesville Cars and Coffee
Our meet is a family-friendly gathering, open to all automotive enthusiasts and is free to attend. It is an opportunity for local car enthusiasts to get together for a cup of coffee and to show off each other's vehicles regardless if it's an import, exotic, classic, or jalopy.
This event will be held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Whole Foods Market Parking Lot, so if you miss this month’s event you have plenty of time to join in on the festivities!
Spring Break Days at Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Red White and Blue Farms)
Come by the farm for Spring Break Days at Amber Brooke Farms!
This is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful spring day while spending time with family and friends. Come and enjoy our jumping pads, giant slide hill, new bubble barn, yard games, playgrounds, and more!
Cost: Free admission | U-Pick Strawberries $3.95/lb | Farm Fun Cards $10 for the Day or $20 for the Season
Cade After Dark Family Fun Night
Cade After Dark has expanded this year to include three unique events! Join us on Friday, March 17th from 6 pm-9 pm for our Cade After Dark Family Fun Night! Unwind at the Cade and enjoy a night of fun with the whole family! Fun activities for kids (and parents too!) Includes 1 adult beverage for the grown-ups, Finger foods, science experiments, games, and more! Don’t forget to register online to secure your spot!
Location: Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention 811 S Main St, Gainesville FL 32601
For buyers with affordability concerns, we have some good mortgage news to share. Both the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have announced reductions in their financing fees for their mortgage programs. Read on to learn how these loan programs work and how much you could be saving!
FHA Reduces Mortgage Insurance Premium
The FHA has reduced their annual mortgage insurance costs – this will reduce the monthly mortgage insurance premium paid by the borrower.
The annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) for FHA loans will decrease from 0.85% to 0.55%, the White House announced last week. MIP is the monthly insurance fee that borrowers with FHA loans pay in addition to monthly interest and principal payments on their mortgages.
What Are FHA Loans?
FHA loans are home loans that are backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The FHA is a government agency that helps to make homeownership more accessible to people who might not otherwise be able to qualify for a mortgage. FHA loans are designed to be more affordable and accessible than conventional mortgages, which can be especially helpful for first-time home buyers.
How FHA Loans Can Help First Time Homebuyers
One of the key benefits of FHA loans is that they often require lower down payments than conventional loans. While conventional mortgages typically require a down payment of at least 5% (and sometimes as much as 20%), FHA loans can require as little as 3.5% down. This can make it easier for first-time homebuyers to get into the housing market, even if they don't have a lot of savings.
Another advantage of FHA loans is that they have more lenient credit requirements than conventional mortgages. While a conventional lender might require a credit score of 620 or higher, the FHA allows borrowers with credit scores as low as 580 to qualify for a loan. This can be a big help for people who have less-than-perfect credit or who are still building their credit history.
How Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP) Work
While there are some things to consider when it comes to FHA loans, such as paying for mortgage insurance premiums (MIP), there are still many benefits to this type of loan. MIP is like insurance that protects the lender in case you can't make your mortgage payments. And while MIP can't be canceled, it's a small price to pay for the benefits of an FHA loan.
The amount of MIP you pay will depend on factors like your down payment size, the loan term, and the loan-to-value ratio (LTV). With the right financial planning, an FHA loan can still be a great option for many homebuyers.
The FHA reduction to the annual MIP rate is welcome news for folks looking to become first time homebuyers. The drop is expected to affect 850,000 borrowers this year and save homeowners $800 a year on average, according to the White House.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has reduced their upfront VA Funding Fee for Vets who typically finance this fee in their mortgage amount. Please note, veterans who receive VA disability are exempt from the VA Funding Fee cost.
What is the VA Funding Fee?
The VA funding fee is a one-time payment that a veteran pays on a VA-backed or VA direct home loan when they close on the home. The VA home loan program doesn’t require down payments or monthly mortgage insurance, so this fee helps to defray the cost of the loan for taxpayers.
Another small piece of good news for prospective home buyers: Today's 30-year mortgage rates dip below 7%, according to a Fox Business report. Homebuyers seeking a longer repayment term may want to consider locking in a rate today ahead of likely increases.
What is a Good Mortgage Rate?
A good mortgage rate is the one that's attainable for you based on your unique circumstances, such as your credit score, earnings, other financial obligations, down payment size, and other factors.
A good mortgage rate leaves you enough room in your budget to contribute towards savings and investments. It should also be competitive compared to the average rates in the area where you plan to purchase a home.
To give you some context, mortgage rates hit an all time high of 16.63% in 1981, when inflation was rampant. They fell to a 30 year low of 2.96% in 2021, and have since shot up to nearly 7% in an effort to slow inflation.
When Will Mortgage Rates Go Back Down?
This is a good question that we get all the time. Interest rates are expected to continue to go up before coming back down again, hopefully by the end of the year.
When prices go down, the cost of borrowing money for a home is likely to go down too. However, the government is keeping an eye on prices to make sure they stay down over a sustained period of time before they stop raising the interest rate on home mortgages.
Ta-RUN-tula 5K with the Florida Museum of Natural History
Celebrate spiders! Our seventh annual run is the Ta-RUN-tula 5K to get all of your legs moving and invite you to our new special exhibit, Spiders Alive! The race will be a combination of nature trails and quiet roads here on UF campus.
This is a fun run, so go at your own pace. We won’t be recording times or giving placement prizes.
Not in Gainesville? We have a virtual option for people who want to take part remotely! Everyone who participates, in-person or virtually, will receive a shirt and medal. In-person runners can also use their medals to receive free entry to Spiders Alive! on race day.
Location: Florida Museum of Natural History 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
Time: Saturday, March 4, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost: $30 For registrants after February 3, 2023 | $30 participating virtually
Charlie's Snow Shack: Free Shave Ice Day
You all know what time it is! Our annual Free Shave Ice day is coming up soon, and we have so many fun things planned! Please mark your calendars for March 4, 2023! Stay tuned for more information, and spread the word to everyone you know!
Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary March Farmers Moo-ket
Join us for our March Farmers Moo-ket! Elder and Wally will be there ready to meet everyone. We will have pig tours from 12-3:30 pm (just make sure you wear closed-toe shoes to enter the pasture to get your muddy kisses). There will also be free “cookie” stations for feeding the cows. All food and products sold are 100% plant based.
Due to connectivity issues of some vendors, it is highly suggested that you bring CASH.
Location: Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary 12626 NW Co Rd 231, Gainesville, FL 32609
Time: Sunday, March 5, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free admission
Nothing Bundt Cakes 111 years of OREO®! Limited FREE Bundtlets!
FREE BUNDTLET COMING SOON! Nothing Bundt Cakes are celebrating 111 years of OREO® on March 6 by giving away OREO® Cookies & Cream Bundtlets to the first 111 guests at the Butler Plaza store starting at 1:11 pm!
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To receive a free OREO® Cookies & Cream Bundtlet, you must be one of the first 111 guests at the Butler Plaza Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery starting at 1:11 pm. Limit one (1) Bundtlet per guest, while promotional supplies last. Must claim in person. Under 18 need parent or guardian present. Offer not valid online or over phone. No product or flavor substitutions.
Naturally and artificially flavored. OREO and the OREO Wafer Design are trademarks of Mondelēz International group, used under license.
Big Top Brewing is bringing you an all new Harry Potter trivia series brought to you by the Qwizards! Each month, fans will be quizzed on one book from the Harry Potter series with content split by difficulty level – OWL and NEWT. This month, “Goblet of Fire” is the featured book! Be sure to arrive for check in between 6:30pm and 7pm as the game begins promptly at 7pm! Pre-registration is required, so be sure to get your tickets here.
Location: Big Top Brewing Company 201 SE 2nd Ave #101, Gainesville, FL 32601
Time: Thursday March 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Single Event-$8 per player, Annual Pass-$90 per player
Spring is in the air, and it's the perfect time to prepare your home for sale. If you're looking for effective ways to sell your property during the competitive spring season, you've come to the right place. In this article, we will be discussing tried and true strategies that can help you sell your home within days rather than weeks or months.
With the right approach and a little effort, you can make your property stand out from the crowd and attract the right buyers. So, let's get started!
Spring clean your home
As a seasoned real estate agent, I can tell you firsthand that cleaning and decluttering a home is one of the most important steps in preparing it for sale. A clean, organized, and clutter-free home will appeal to potential buyers and give them a sense of the space's potential.
Decluttering helps to highlight the best features of your home, while also giving the illusion of more square footage. A clean and tidy home is much easier to show, as potential buyers can focus on the positive aspects of the property instead of being distracted by clutter and mess. So, roll up your sleeves and get to work - your bank account will thank you!
Stage it right
Staging a home is a crucial step in maximizing its sale price. The reason is simple: Staging helps potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space. It's like giving them a glimpse into the future. When a home is staged, it looks and feels inviting, warm, and well-lived-in, which can make all the difference in getting a good offer.
Now, I know what you're thinking - "Staging is just another expense!" But let me tell you, it's worth every penny. In fact, a survey by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals indicates staging helps homeowners sell their properties from 3 to 30 times faster than other comparable homes that are not staged. That's a big difference! So, while it may cost a bit more upfront, the return on investment is well worth it.
So, if you're looking to maximize your sale price and appeal to a wider range of buyers, consider staging your home. Trust me, it's one investment that pays off.
Price it right
With the recent interest rate increase, it's more important than ever to price your home competitively. You don't want it to sit on the market forever like a weekend at Grandma's house!
Higher interest rates mean that buyers have less purchasing power, which in turn makes them more price-sensitive. In other words, if your home is priced too high, it may be passed over for a more affordable option.
So, how do you ensure that your home is priced competitively? The key is to do your research. We look at comparable homes in your area that have recently sold, as well as homes that are currently on the market. This gives us a good idea of what buyers are willing to pay for homes similar to yours. From there, we can price your home accordingly.
It's also important to keep in mind that while a higher interest rate environment may reduce demand for homes, it can also mean that buyers who do decide to purchase a home are more motivated, as they are aware that interest rates are not likely to go down any time soon. So, if your home is priced right, you may be able to secure a sale even in a challenging market.
Get professional photos taken
This is not the time to rely on your iPhone camera skills. Hire a professional photographer to take high-quality photos that will make your home look its best. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression!
In today's digital age, the first impression that a potential buyer will have of your home is likely to be through the photos they see online. If those photos are subpar, you're likely to lose their interest before they even step foot inside your home.
Professional real estate photos, on the other hand, can help to showcase your home in its best light. A professional photographer will have the equipment, lighting, and expertise to take high-quality, eye-catching photos that will make your home look spacious, bright, and appealing. They will also be able to highlight the key selling points of your home, such as the open floor plan, the stunning views, or the large backyard.
We live in a world of images. From the hundreds of photos of impeccably poured lattes swirling around our Instagram feeds, to the stylishly appointed Airbnbs vying for our hard-earned vacation funds, quality photography dominates the modern web. House hunting is no different. The vast majority of home searches start online... Read more >>
Be flexible with showings
With the spring market in full swing, you want to make it as easy as possible for potential buyers to view your home. Be flexible with showings and try to accommodate as many requests as possible. After all, it's better to have your home shown 100 times and sell it, than have it shown 0 times and still be on the market!
Remember, with a little bit of preparation and a dash of good humor, you can successfully navigate the busy spring real estate market and sell your home in no time!
List your Gainesville home with Rabell Realty Group
We're the real estate agency that's shaking things up in Gainesville, and we've got the trophy to prove it. That's right, we were voted the Best Real Estate Agency in Gainesville in 2022! So, if you're looking to sell your home with a team that's got both the expertise and the personality to make it a stress-free experience, then look no further!